The. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad will on Monday September 23 inaugurate 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN). This will form part of the ceremony to usher in the new legal year (2019-2020)
The event is billed to take place at the main courtroom of the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice Muhammad will also deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address to highlight its performance in 2018/19.
In a statement by Director Press and Information, Supreme Court, Festus Akande on Wednesday, out of the 117 legal practitioners that applied for the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2019, only 38 were successful at the end of the rigorous exercise.
Out of this number, three are academics while 35 are advocates.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after the 2018/2019 legal year on Monday 29 July, 2019.
“As customary, the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, will deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address to highlight the performance of the Supreme Court, and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary in the outgoing 2018/2019 legal year,” the statement said